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TITLE
Views around Loch Carron
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0723
PLACENAME
Lochcarron
DISTRICT
Lochcarron
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochcarron
PERIOD
1960s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
32644
KEYWORDS
postcards
Highland Clearances
lochs
roads
passes
villages
Views around Loch Carron

This postcard shows five views of the area around Loch Carron in Wester Ross. In the centre is the Pass of the Cattle at Applecross. This stretch of road from Kishorn to Applecross is renowned for its steep ascent, climbing to 2053 ft (625 m). The view from the top is spectacular before the road descends to Applecross. The Applecross peninsula had no road in the late 18th century, the first being this road from Kishorn. In 1970 a further road was built to Shieldaig, but the area still has a reputation for inaccessibility.

The top left picture shows Loch Duich, about 22 miles from the village of Lochcarron and to the right is shown one of the narrow passes within the surrounding area.

The two bottom pictures show the village of Lochcarron. At the beginning of the 19th century the village was a small settlement known as Jeantown, founded by Mackenzie of Applecross. Shortly afterwards the road from Kyle to Strome reached the village. The settlement grew rapidly, almost tripling in size, during the Clearances, when Lochcarron became home to many Highlanders who had been evicted from their homes. During this time the village took on a linear pattern that is still apparent today

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Views around Loch Carron

ROSS: Lochcarron

1960s

postcards; Highland Clearances; lochs; roads; passes; villages

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows five views of the area around Loch Carron in Wester Ross. In the centre is the Pass of the Cattle at Applecross. This stretch of road from Kishorn to Applecross is renowned for its steep ascent, climbing to 2053 ft (625 m). The view from the top is spectacular before the road descends to Applecross. The Applecross peninsula had no road in the late 18th century, the first being this road from Kishorn. In 1970 a further road was built to Shieldaig, but the area still has a reputation for inaccessibility.<br /> <br /> The top left picture shows Loch Duich, about 22 miles from the village of Lochcarron and to the right is shown one of the narrow passes within the surrounding area.<br /> <br /> The two bottom pictures show the village of Lochcarron. At the beginning of the 19th century the village was a small settlement known as Jeantown, founded by Mackenzie of Applecross. Shortly afterwards the road from Kyle to Strome reached the village. The settlement grew rapidly, almost tripling in size, during the Clearances, when Lochcarron became home to many Highlanders who had been evicted from their homes. During this time the village took on a linear pattern that is still apparent today